[Bug 373467] Re: web pages often revert to home page without warning

marvin camp.marvin at gmail.com
Wed May 20 14:50:23 UTC 2009

Several points: First I am rather new to Ubuntu and Firefox.
Second I am now using Epiphany.  Third, I tried to do as you suggested (I
think I did it right).  After closing Firefox , I later tried to reopen it
and got a window with the note that Firefox was already running (a shock to
me as there were no other indications) and that I must close the current
session in order to open another.  The window reappeared at every attempt of
mine to open OR close the Firefox window that I could not find.
Since the notice window gave the alternative of restarting my system, I did
so.  Three times.  On each occasion the same notice window reappeared.
I could find no other indication that Firefox WAS running.  I could not find
a way to terminate the ghost session.
Finally, I went to the Synaptic Package Manager and removed Firefox.  I will
reinstall it when an upgrade is available.  Meanwhile I will use Epiphany.
Thanks for trying to help me, but I haven't had any good results since the
problem first suddenly appeared.

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 12:44 AM, Micah Gersten <
launchpad at micahscomputing.com> wrote:

> Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.
> Many bad Firefox behaviors are in fact caused by one of the many
> third-party 'themes', 'extensions' and 'plugins'. These will go away with a
> new profile - that is, when Firefox is restored to default settings and
> without any extensions and themes.  Could you please try with a new profile?
>  You do not need to delete your old profile to test.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/Bugs?action=show&redirect=DebuggingFirefox#Try%20with%20a%20new%20profile
> ** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
>       Status: New => Incomplete
> --
> web pages often revert to home page without warning
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/373467
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> Status in “firefox-3.0” source package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: firefox-3.0
> Ubuntu 8.04.  Firefox 3.0  Home page set to Google.  After linking to gmail
> page sometimes reverts to home.  Even when signed into gmail sometimes
> reverts to home.  Logging into Yahoo mail also reverts to google page at
> times.  There is sometimes a delay,  Sometimes the reversion is almost
> instant.  Behavior started suddenly two days ago.
> I linked to Mozilla page, but quickly the Google page reappeared. I
> reloaded Firefox from the Synaptic package manager yesterday, but the
> problem continued at that time.
>  I have restarted the computer in recovery mode after restarting and after
> complete shut downs.  As of this morning the problem still occurred.
> I have just rebooted and as yet have not had the problem in this session, a
> real surprise.
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Thu May  7 18:46:18 2009
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.10+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
> PackageArchitecture: i386
> ProcEnviron:
>  PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
>  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>  SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-24-generic i686

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